Kodiak man is in Las Vegas today following his dream to compete professionally
in the rodeo. Jay Barrett has more.
a stone's throw from the Kodiak Rodeo Grounds, Malachi Peterson,
says he has always wanted to compete professionally. He's currently a full-time
student at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, California, a school
he said he chose partially because there's a lot of rodeo in the area. In fact,
the school even has its own team.
him yesterday on his cell phone, as he and his team-roping partner Ron Garcia
were driving across the Mojave Desert, headed to Las Vegas for the World Series
of Team Roping.
-- (100 thousand 14 sec "There's
three different ... 100,000 dollars apiece.")
described the teamwork needed in the event:
-- (describe team roping 23 sec "There's two people ... then the clock will stop.")
credits several friends in Pasagshak for helping advance as a rodeo cowboy:
-- (started 31
sec "I started a little bit
there ... for the rest of my life.")
and Garcia competed in their first round event at about 6:30 this morning
Alaska Time. They'll ride again on Friday.
(HOST TAG) You
can check out Peterson's progress at the World Series of Team Roping web site,